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Harmony Finds it’s Home on Broadway 28-04-23 Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman announced on NBC’s “Today” that their new musical Harmony, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle, will have its highly anticipated Broadway premiere this autumn, following a sold-out award-winning run last spring at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Artistic Director, Zalmen Mlotek […]

Tour Announcement: Lizzie 15-06-23 Tour dates have been announced for Hope Mill Theatre’s eagerly-anticipated new production of the punk rock musical (and Maintee favourite) Lizzie, which will premiere in Manchester this September before touring. Lizzie explores the life of Lizzie Borden, who was accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe in the […]

Cast News: Tina – The Tina Turner Musical 15-06-23 The hit West End production Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, which is based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner and was produced in association with Tina Turner herself, announces new cast members joining the musical, which has been running in the West End […] The West End is getting Shucked 07-06-23 Cameron Mackintosh has confirmed that Broadway’s new homegrown hit musical comedy (and current contender for nine Tony Awards), Shucked, will open at in the West End in 2024. This has been a firm favourite on Matinee – one of 2023’s most popular recordings! In a prepared statement, Mackintosh said, “I’m […] A Transparent Musical has opened! 06-05-23 A Transparent Musical has made its debut in Downtown Los Angeles. From the creators of the hit Amazon series, a groundbreaking and timely new musical that is delightfully queer, unapologetically Jewish, and radically joyful, “A Transparent Musical” cast are garnering some fantastic reviews including a performance from Matinee […]

The greatest LGBTQ+ musicals 01-06-23 We list the important shows with LGBTQIA+ themes that have shared histories, celebrated communities, given strength, touched, entertained and uplifted audiences across the world. 🎭❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤🤍🎭   Hedwig & The Angry Inch (1998) This unique, iconic production was created by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask. It opened Off-Broadway in Feburary […]

Barbara Dickson announces Farewell Tour 26/05-23 Legendary Scottish singer-songwriter, musician, actress and MAtinee Radio favourite Barbara Dickson has announced her farewell tour, set to take place in February 2024. After a musical odyssey of five decades, Barbara has decided to bid a fond farewell to her loyal fans with a string of final concerts with […]

Review: Greatest Days 18/05/2023 – Palace Theatre, Manchester, by Jamie Griffiths It’s always nice to revisit an old friend and the same is true for musicals – When Take That launched The Band back at Manchester Pride (Matinee was there!) in 2019, it burned brightly and touched the hearts of many audience members, but it […]

Evita is returning to the West End 17-05-23 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning Evita returns to the West End this summer in an all-star concert at the iconic Theatre Royal Drury Lane, accompanied by the 30-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra. Auli’i Cravalho, the voice of Disney’s Moana and star of The Little Mermaid Live, makes […]

Liza Pulman and Joe Stilgoe are A Couple of Swells In a musical match made in theatrical heaven, Liza Pulman and Joe Stilgoe are A Couple of Swells at the Duchess Theatre, London on Monday 15th May in a brand-new show, featuring some of their all-time favourite standards as well as some classic duets, sprinkled […]

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